The main effort of Russian propaganda language is to give the impression that there is still no war
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by Guest Contributor
14h ago
Nevertheless, there exists language resistance and counter messages Originally published on Global Voices Alexandra Arkhipova, photo from Teplitsa, used with permission. Anthropologist Aleksandra Arkhipova studies contemporary Russian folklore, such as the fears and rumors associated with the war in Ukraine, as well as the media language used by the state propaganda in Russia to manipulate citizens. With the permission of Teplitsa, an independent media outlet about activism, we publish a shortened transcript of her presentation at the “Internet without Borders” conference. We very often talk ..read more
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Reel: The beauty of the Obatala Festival, an Orisha tradition in Trinidad & Tobago
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by Janine Mendes-Franco
2d ago
The festival speaks to deep West African connections Originally published on Global Voices Photo of the Obatala Festival 2023, which took place in Woodbrook, Trinidad, on January 28, by Jason C. Audain, used with permission. From Spain to Britain, Trinidad and Tobago, like much of the Caribbean, has a history of colonisation. That shared experience of occupation and near erasure was so brutal that its ripple effects are still evident centuries later, but there are some bright spots, many of them connected to West African traditions and culture. One of the strongest representations of that co ..read more
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Pakistan suffers widespread power outages amidst financial crisis
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by R Umaima Ahmed
2d ago
Most of Pakistan’s major cities were plunged into darkness Originally published on Global Voices A wind power generation plant located in Thatta District, Pakistan. Wind energy accounts for only around 6% of the total electricity production in the country. Image via Flickr by Asian Development Bank. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Pakistan experienced widespread power outages on January 23, 2023, that lasted up to 15 hours in some areas and almost 24 hours in others, affecting millions. Homes, hospitals, and industries were operating at limited capacity or shut down completely. All commercial activities we ..read more
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Slovenia law enables full equality for same-sex marriages, including allowing LGBTQ+ people to adopt children
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by Metamorphosis Foundation
3d ago
The fight for LGBTQ+ equality in front of the law lasted for three decades Originally published on Global Voices People under a rainbow flag at 2019 Pride March in Skopje, North Macedonia. Photo by Global Voices, CC BY 3.0. This story was originally published by Meta.mk. An edited version is republished here under a content-sharing agreement between Global Voices and Metamorphosis Foundation. The amendment to the Family Code went into full force in Slovenia on January 31, 2023, thereby decreeing that marriage is no longer just a union between a man and a woman, but a union between ..read more
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Czech Roma need political representation: Interview with journalist Patrik Banga
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by Filip Noubel
4d ago
There is a trans-European Roma identity Originally published on Global Voices Patrik Banga, photo from Wikipedia, used under licence CC BY-SA 4.0 The Roma community is one of the most discriminated against in the Czech Republic, despite having been present on Czech territories for over 600 years, and despite efforts by various Czechoslovak, and later Czech governments to address the issue. The gap between the official and the estimated number of Roma people living in the Czech Republic is an illustration of this discrimination: While about 20,000 people declared themselves as Roma in the 202 ..read more
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Undertones in Nicaragua: Where parallel realities coexist
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by Civic Media Observatory
4d ago
The most popular narratives circulating in Nicaragua Originally published on Global Voices This story is part of Undertones, Global Voices’ Civic Media Observatory‘s newsletter. It features a summary of a year-long research on media ecosystems from Nicaragua and what we can expect in 2023. Whenever you click on a hyperlink in the text, you will see the narrative and media posts upholding it. Subscribe to Undertones. President Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s prominent guerilla leader during the Cold War, returned to power democratically in 2007, but today, he shows no sign of adhering to democ ..read more
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Viral video shows alleged human rights violations by military in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
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by Dércio Tsandzana
4d ago
Citizens are burned by who appear to be military personnel. Originally published on Global Voices Ponte fronteiriça de Cabo Delgado, norte de Moçambique, 4 de agosto de 2009. Photo by F. Mira via CC BY-SA 2.0. On Jan. 12, 2023, the social networks in Mozambique were surprised by the sharing of a video, which showed the burning of bodies by supposed military members confronting terrorists in the north of the country, Cabo Delgado. The video shows people dressed as military personnel with the South African flag throwing bodies into the fire. These bodies are believed to be those of terrorists ..read more
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Despite better security, Salvadorans still migrating in 2023
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by Eddie Galdamez
5d ago
Low wages and inflation may force many to migrate Originally published on Global Voices Image under Canva's Content License Agreement. On Christmas Eve, the Rivera family enjoyed the traditional Salvadoran celebrations. The kids set off firecrackers in the streets, the teenagers chatted and texted on the patio, and the adults sipped their drinks and listened to music in the living room. This was a typical Christmas scene in Salvadoran households. Yet, it may be Simeon Rivera's last Christmas eve with his family for years as he plans to leave El Salvador this year. The Riveras told Global Voi ..read more
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Ukrainian linguistic battlefields 
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by Yulia Abibok
5d ago
Ukrainians are debating how to make gendered languages more equitable Originally published on Global Voices A screenshot from a Ukranian language learning video discussing Ukranian's gendered grammar structures. Via YouTube. Along with news that Ukraine had lost control of the town of Soledar near Bakhmut, the most contested battlefield area of the last months, Germany's reluctance to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine, and a new Russian rocket attack killing dozens and damaging power generating facilities, there was something else to occupy Ukrainian social media users in the first ..read more
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How the US anti-vaccine disinformation on COVID-19 is appropriated in China
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by Oiwan Lam
5d ago
The Chinese conspiracy blames the US for COVID-19 outbreaks Originally published on Global Voices Image from Globalvoices Civic Media Observatory Project A heavily edited video commenting on US pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer’s research on the COVID vaccine and medicine produced by Project Veritas, a controversial far-right media outlet that spreads disinformation and conspiracy theories, has gone viral in mainland China with additional claims that the COVID-19 virus was mutated and spread by the multinational biotechnology giant, Pfizer.  Without verifying the content, China propagan ..read more
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